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Automotive fiber padding manufacturer Daesol Material Georgia has completed a new plant in Harris County, with plans to employ 110 workers, the Georgia Department of Economic Development said Wednesday.
The 120,000-square-foot plant in Northwest Harris Business Park cost $35 million to construct and outfit with equipment. The factory is in a portion of Harris County that has been annexed into West Point, Ga., and not far from the large Kia Motors assembly plant off Interstate 85 in Troup County.
Daesol will make fiber padding used by Daehan Solution to manufacture components that dampen noise, vibration and generally hard riding conditions in vehicles assembled by Kia at its Georgia facility. Kia makes the Sorento crossover utility vehicle and the Optima sedan at the plant. Daehan Solution already has a factory in the business park.
“We are delighted to have finished constructing our Harris County manufacturing facility,” Daesol Material Georgia President Richard Park said in a statement. “We’re committed to delivering world-class service that exceeds our clients’ requirements and expectations, and look forward to continuing doing business in Georgia.”
Aside from the state, participants in the project included the Harris County Development Authority, the City of West Point, and the Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority.
“We have a wonderful relationship with the sister company, Daehan Solution, and we have been working closely with company officials to get this new venture completed,” Harry Lange, Harris County Commission Chairman Harry Lange said in a statement. “We anticipate that both companies will make many years of contributions of great jobs and investments in Harris County.”